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. today the government gave their closing arguments for the sentencing phase, and hassan said he would not give a statement at all. so again it was silence from hassan. then shortly after that the jury was allowed to begin deliberations. it took them just under three hours, tony, to come to this unanimous verdict verdict. >> reporter: the judge told them not to speak about this trial until sentencing was over. we're told that should start in the next five or ten minutes. also we expect reaction from fort hood public affairs who has been documenting step by step how this court-martial has played out. >> heidi zhou, if you would, the moment when that news conference is about to begin give us a head up and we'll be back to you. jeffrey, good to see you again. thanks for joining us. i take it you're not surprised at all that in a da nadal hassas sentenced to death. >> reporter: no, i was not surprised. i don't think it would have made a significant difference if he had made a statement. your viewers should understand that because the rote is done by secret written ballot, and only one no-v
that suggests that major hassan will languish on death row. >> what if hassan waives the appeals, could he be bumped to the top of the line for execution? jenks said that would present the government with another dilemma. >> i wonder ho it would look perception wise if an islamic service member on death row is executed in five or ten years while others are still languishing. >> reporter: survivors and family members have accused the government for choosing political correctness other justice. hassan faced no terrorism charges despite a jihadist motives. if jury members now condem hassan to death the government as this jury decides if he lives or dies. >> heidi shou castro at fort hood, texas. you allen schauffler now joins us. whatveral of them spoke after te sentencing. >> our family members are six feet under, and there is no way we can visit them at all. they're gone. and these guys go around put all the kids, murder them, put blankets on them and burn them. [ speaking foreign language ] >> when you're sending people to fromnistan or any other place the joint base lewis accord in washin
base. a single gunman identified by authorities as army major nidal hassan, opening fire on unarmed soldiers and civilians at ft. hood, texas in november of 2009. hassan was charged with 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of attempted premeditated murder. he too was shot by a policeman, and is now paralyzed. in court today, hassan wore an army combat uniform and a beard and sat in a wheelchair. he is acting as his own attorney, and in his opening statement offered no defense, but an explanation, saying the evidence will clearly show that i am the shooter, and that he switched sides to defend islam. prosecutors say in planning the attacks, hassan bought lots of ammunition. and that his motive was a radicalized religious belief and anger over being called up for deployment to afghanistan. in his opening statement, colonel steve henrik said, he had a jihad duty to kill as many soldiers as possible. one of the first on a list of surviving victims to testify was retired army staff start alonso lunsford who recently described how hassan shot him seven times inside a medical pr
that a military jury in texas is going to be wrestling with for army major nadal hassan. he was convicted friday in the fort hood shooting spree back in 2009. 13 people killed and 14 people injured in that attack. heidi joe joins us on the fencing face. >> reporter: court is still in session. hassan is in the courtroom, and what stands out most is his demeanor. it's not changed at all since before he was convicted as a mass murderer. now, he is still sitting in that wheelchair. he's dressed in camo uniform. he has that beard. and to give you a picture of how unaffected he appears. he got into a brief discussion with the government about how to calculate his initial date in the service with the military. none of the content of that argument really matter, but the fact that he just talked about it like this was any other day, that really stood out. dell, this isn't any other day. this is when this jury, 13 military officers, will determine if he lives or dies. the judge cautioned him not to continue to represent himself. and hassan said he still wants to be his own lawyer. at this point, dell, i d
army post is heidi zhou-castro. hassan admitted to the shootings, but has he shown remorse since the proceedings began? >> no remorse whatsoever. he was emotionalless. yesterday as we heard one after another, family members of the victims talking about their unmeasurable loss. hassan declined to cross those relatives, using that soft spoken measured voice. now, there was any indication of what was going on underneath that masked exterior, he did ask for frequent breaks between the testimony, perhaps some sign of disquiet. meanwhile, elsewhere in the courtroom, you couldn't find one pair of dry eyes, because this testimony was so moving. we heard about children growing up without their fathers, we heard from one man who lost not only his daughter, but also the grandchild that was in her womb, so obviously, very moving, heart-breaking testimony that appeared to move everyone in the courtroom, everyone but hassan. morgan. >> you mentioned this emotional testimony. what's the likelihood hassan will be sentenced to death? >> most are saying it is very likely, morgan. the government ha
quickly it can turn deadly: >>> the fort hood trial goes to recess and nadal hassan does in the take the stand. details in a moment. >>> as remember the martin luther king "i have a dream" speech, we have more about birmingham survivors. mcnair. >> we have the white house reaction to syria and western eye allieses are backing some type of response for the syrian government use of chemical weapons. and firefighters in california are optimistic. they've gained ground of fires burning at yosemite national park. the fire is 20% contained. >>> the fate of a fort hood shooter is now in the hands of a jury. major nadal hassan has chosen not to speak. heidi zhou cas castro has been n fort hood. i understand that it's been a busy day. walk us through it. >> reporter: he has been on this path of self destruction since the first day when he announced he would be his own attorney. today was much like the evidence phase where hassan just said nothing at all. and experts of the legal system call this hassan's final steps to show his indifference towards the military justice system. that's despite
him of inappropriate behavior. >> nidal hassan spoke three words, the defense rests. >> the military judge deemed his argument irrelevant. he was limited to addressing the facts of the case. facts the accused agrees with. >> most observers would call this a very unique trial. not only is hassan representing himself, he also told the jury on day one that he is the shooter. >> hassan is charged with 13 murders, 12 of the victims were soldiers. one was a civilian, who used a chair to rush hassan to try to top the shooting. in its case, prosecutors painted a scene of both heroism and chaos during the attack. 89 prosecution witnesses took the stand, a retired staff sergeant, who was shot seven times, a police officer who shot the attacker in the hand, preventing him from reloading and allowing her partner to take him down. one by one, the victims walked past hassan in his wheelchair, some looked him in the eye and all described him as the shooter. hassan declined to call any defense witnesses. he declined to present a case. hassan, a former army psychologist says he wants the jury to cons
-- responsibility. what's your policy? >>> the military trial finally began today for nadal hassan, the army sopsychiatrist who oped fire at a medical processing center in ft. hood, texas. the rampage killed 13 soldiers and injured dozens more. this morning he said he was the shooter, apoll guysing for any mistak mistake i made in "trying to establish the perfect religion." he will act as his own attorney. he could end up cross examining some of the witnesses he is accused of shooting, cuincludina retired army staff sergeant who was shot seven times. >> i will not show fear in the face of the enemy because the man that shot me major hassan is going to be the man who's cross examining me. that's a huge challenge. >> correspondent in npr's investigations unit knows this case far better than any of us. what's the significance of this trial and of what it means not only the terror war but also personally for these victims? >> imagine if, god forbid, were you one of natal hassan's victims. in addition to the 13 who were killed, some have brain damage, some have partially paralyzed. they will have
major nidal hassan is in the hands of a jury. a panel of officers began deliberating on thursday after hassan passed on his final chance to address the jury. he did not offer closing argument. he could get the death penalty for shooting and killing 14 fellow soldiers in 2009. aljazeera is live in fort hood, texas. height de, given that hassan has basically put forward no defense and confessed to the today, only one gite would make punishment. there must be an aggravated factor, multiple killings unanimous on all of those findings. >> thank you, heidi. san diego's embattled mayor bob filner could step down today. filner has reportedly agreed to resign as part of a deal to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit. filner's lawyers issued a statement confirming that a settlement had been reached but declined to reveal details of the terms. 17 women accused him of inappropriate behavior. attorney gloria allred represents one of the accusers. >> i would like to see a resignation without conditions and without the taxpayers being forced to make a gift of public funds to him in order for him to res
question no one for his defense? >> hassan spoke four words in court this morning. the defense has rested. he called on no witnesses, and he told the judge that he does not want the jury to consider any lesser offenses like voluntary manslaughter. this leads us to a quick ramp to the defense portion of the court-martial. the fact that hassan was barred from using the one argument that he would like to use, saying he was targeting u.s. soldiers in defense of muslim lives in afghanistan. early on in the legal process the judge said that argument is irrelevant. leading us with just the fact of the case which hassan has never disputed telling jurors on day one of this court-martial that he is the shooter. the jury has been dismissed until tomorrow when they'll reconvene for closing statement and deliberations. heidi jo castro, al jazeera, fort hood, texas. >> a sensing is underway in the case of staff sergeant bales. bales has pleaded guilty to murders and they want him to face life behind bars. we're live in washington. so, alan, this has been really an emotional case, as you can imagine, ta
. >>> the sentencing phase for major nadal hassan is underway. hassan is the gunman responsible for the fort hood shooting rampage in 2009. he was found guilty on friday on 13 counts of murder and 32 counts of attempted murder. a military jury will hear impact statements from the victims' families over the next few days. heidi zhou castro is following nadal's sentencing and joins us live from fort hood. today is the first day we're hearing the impact statements. what are survivors saying? >> absolutely heartbreaking stuff today tony. today we heard from ten family members and coworkers of these 13 that were killed. one of them, the widow of major labardo how hard was to explain to her two-year-old son that daddy was never coming home. it took him weeks for him to realize what death meant. she kept her husband's voice mail message for years, up until a couple of weeks ago. and then she discovered that the cell phone carrier accidently deleted that message. and then the teenage daughter who tried to take her own life as a result. not a dry high except for nadal hassan, himself. he was emotionless t
and deliberations will resume on freye in nidal hassan's court-martial. heidi joe castro has more from fort hood, texas. >> reporter: his silence didn't surprise anyone. the army major gave no closing argument. he said all along, he's the killer. >> it's exceedingly rare where you have the prosecution and the defense agreeing to the defense's guilt. >> reporter: chris jenks said the jury will find hassan guilty. the panel of 13 senior officers is now behind closed doors. they are looking through 1700 pieces of information including bullets from the shootings, paper towels that he stuffed into his pockets to mask the sound of the clinking bullets. and the pistol. guilt will be clear-cut for the jury. it's the sentencing phase that will pose for questions. jenks notes the u.s. has not executed a u.s. service member since 1961. >> historically that would suggest that major hassan will languish on death row and not exactly be executed. >> reporter: things work differently in the military legal system. it follows a command structure, and any death penalty convict shup will trigger a series of automat
. the trial of psychiatrist major in a nad dal h nadal hassan determin he will defend himself. >> the military trial for major nadal hassan will begin tuesday. hassan is charged with 13 counts of pre-meditated murder and 32 counts of attempted pre-meditated murder. he doesn't deny he performed health checkups before their deployments in 2009 killing 13 wounding more than 30. he says he committed the worst mass shootings in defense of taliban terrorists. yet the obama administration characterizes it as workplace violence not terrorism because it would jeopardize his right to a fair trial. victims sued staff sergeant shawn manning was shot sex ti - six times at fort hood. >> hassan is openly admitting it makes me angry, makes me disgusted. >> a jury of 13 officers from around the u.s. will have to convict hassan of murder and sentence him to death. 11 of the last 16 death sentences handed down have been overturn overturned. even if he is convicted there are not years or decades heyed. fox news. >>> the time now is almost 10 minutes until the top of the hour. it's nothing new politicians raking t
. >> a military court trying army major nadal hassan said he used ththe fort as his own kill zone. we have more now from fort hood. >> reporter: his silence did not surprise anyone. the army major who confessed to the worst mass shooting on a military installation gave no closing argument. he said all along that he's the killer. >> reporter: it's exceedingly rare where you have the prosecution and the defense essentially agreeing to the defense's guilt. >> reporter: law professor chris jenks led the army's law branch. he said the jury will find hassan guilty. they're looking through 700 pieces of evidence from the prosecution, including bullets removed from the victims. paper towels hassan stuffed into his pockets to mask the sound of 420 clinching rounds and the pistols he admitted used to kill 13 people. guilt will be clearcut for the jury. it's the sentencing phase that will face more questions. jurors will have to decide between life in prison and death. jenks notes the u.s. has not executed a u.s. service member since 1961. >> so historically that would suggest that major hassan will langu
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deliberating the fate of army major nidal hassan. jurors returned to court about 15 minutes ago to ask a couple of questions, but again no verdict tonight. prosecutors say there is no question that major hassan planned and carried out the attack in 2009 at that post in texas. he's never even disputed it. while he's been representing himself throughout the trial, he's had very little to say, put up no defense virtually, just about the only words spoken today were, "the defense chooses not to make a closing statement." the 13-member jury needs only a 2/3 majority to find major hassan guilty of the charges, but if they want the military to execute him they will have to all be on board. casey stegall with the news tonight. casey? >> every single person on that panel is a senior ranking army official, an officer, a rank in fact of major or higher. they were carefully selected, you'll remember, at the beginning of july from u.s. army posts all around the world. they have not been sequestered since this court martial began on august 6th, but clearly instructed not to read anything about this extremely
bet. >> gregg? >> fox news alert out of texas. the trial of major hassan four years after the massacre. he is representing himself against the 13 counts of murder and 32 count was attempted murder. he told jurors that the evidence will clearly show he was the gun men during the attack but insisted that the evidence presented would not tell the whole story. on the witness stand will be many of the survivors that saw hassan shout a la ak bar which is arabic for god is great, coming up, we'll have the latest from the courtroom and how things are playing out where a suspected killer will question the very people he is a cowed of trying to murder. we are getting new information from pennsylvania. there is a police news conference on a shooting. an angry resident burst in a room and opened fire and three people were killed and the acts of heroism that kept the tragedy from being worst. that is in sailorsburg, pennsylvania. hey, rick? >> jamie, state police just processed the crime scene here and the suspect, 59-year-old who was wounded with his own gun was arraigned on charges including thre
♪ ♪ yeah it's the little sandwich cookie and it's wonderfilled ♪ ♪ >> iranian president hassan rouhani, some have dubbed him a moderate leader, but do his own words suggest that the threat to israel is as concrete as ever? knocjoel loansberg is back from several weeks in israel where he joins us now with insight. joel, good to have you today. >> thank you, shannon. >> what is the thinking about the new iranian president? >> there is the central belief in israel, certainly among prime minister netanyahu, that his advisers that rouhani is a wolf in sheep's clothing. rouhani is perceived widely in the white house, in the western media, as a moderate, but he's certainly not. he was part of the inner circle of the ayatollah hoe mainy, been a longtime member of the inner circle of the proceed-radical leader. his eldest son committed suicide a couple years. he said in his suicide note, "i hate your government, your lies, your corruption, your religion, your double acts, and your hypocrisy. i hate that yothis from his own. he's a moderate. he has a new softer face, but still the same policies
and a half long years, victims of the fort hood massacre, nidal hassan goes to trial. we'll have a preview and all 13 of those lost in the gunfire. >> gregg: plus who are other the boardwalk, police arrest a man witnesses say may have inever intentionally plowed his car into a crowd of people killing one person. >> and major league baseball fans awaited the punishment of ser star alex rodriguez that could get a lifelong ban for steroid use. what it means for many other players that could face similar fates. >> gregg: we begin with late breaking developments about an extraordinary travel alert for americans in the closing of two dozens bases across central asia. sources telling fox news the terrorist chatter that the u.s. intelligence has been picking up in the last couple weeks, goes way beyond anything heard in the last decade. quote, this is not a dress rehearsal like some previous threat warnings. the closure stretches across a wide arc including some of the most turbulent areas of the world. many countries are beefing up security with additional troops and military checkpoints hoping t
are resolved. justice has been served. >> our producer inside the courtroom said major hassan gave no reaction when the jury sentenced him today. casey siegel live at fort hood. casey, were there tears inside the courtroom today? >> yeah, harris, there were a few. not from hassan clearly, but rather from some of the family members of victims, victims of the 13 who were killed here on this day, november day, back in 2009. today was really about them, if you think about it. it was finally getting some closure nearly four years later. people like the mother of specialist jason hunt. he was just 22 years old, had been married only 2 1/2 months until nidal hasan walked into that packed medical processing building and gunned him down. >> anyone who would use their religion to commit acts of terrorism serves no god except their own hatred and self-interest. nidal hasan is a coward and an unrepentant murderer. >> now in the coming days, hassan will be transported to military death row located at fort leavenworth in kansas. the 42-year-old will be dismissed from the military, his pay stops immediately.
in this case. and july 20th. hassan would be tried in a military court and face the death penalty. and numerous delays. the court martial began on august 6th of this year. and we'll get word of updates, we'll bring it to you right away. new controversy over the new un embassy to the un. samantha power was on a personal trip when she missed a meeting. power was briefed the entire time and is not out this tweet. reports devastating and hundreds dead in streets including kids killed by chemweapons. un must get there fast and if true, perps must face justice. fox nows editor and host of power. happy friday to you, chris. how are you? >> i am good. why power was not there. it is a right wing hit job to ask that question. >> isn't that what they say about -- what those people say about everything. i seem to hear that on benghazi. i think i heard that, too. that is not a defense. saying that a person can't be there because they were on a personal trip is a choice, it is certainly a choice for samantha power to make a decision 20 days or so as un secretary or not that but u.s. embassy to make a choice
. >>> closing arguments began today in the military trial of major nadal hassan who faces 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of premeditated attempted murder in connection with the november 2009 attack at ft. hood. the former army psychiatrist has been representing himself during the trial but declined to call any cross-examine any witnesses before resting his case. he did it yesterday. nbc's mark potter is following the trial and joins us from ft. hood, texas. mark, this say terrible example, i think, and frightening to a lot of americans of a person who comes with a mideast background who seems totally loyal to america and says i switch, i switched sides. >> reporter: and it was a murderous switch according to prosecutors and all the events that happened here, a terrible event that happened four years ago. the jury is now waiting to take the case. the panel of 13 senior military officers is going to break for lunch and at 1:45 central time, 2:45 your time in the east, they will begin their deliberations. the reason for that, just about 20 minutes ago nadal hassan was a
killed 13 people and wounded 32 others in a 2009 rampage. hassan is representing himself, but the lawyers assigned to back up his defense team have now suddenly asked to withdraw from the case. cnn's ed lavandera is on the scene. he's been in the courtroom. ed, what's the latest? >> reporter: well, this was a bizarre day of what we thought would be testimony, wolf, but everything started about 45 minutes late this morning. when the judge did show up and major hassan was at his defense table as well as prosecutors, and this is what is called the standby counsel, three attorneys who have been assigned to help navigate him through this death-penalty case, said they want to modify their standing, their role in this case. they say that major hassan is essentially working with the prosecution to ensure he gets the death penalty and that they can't stand by and what much that happen. major hassan objected to that, and before anythinged could be said, the judge shut it all down, saying that's a conversation that those attorneys would have in private. so everything has been shut down for today. we
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. >>> and hassan has rested his case without calling any witnesses. ♪ >>> a military judge sentences private bradley manning to 35 years in prison. the former intelligence kiwikil. mike viqueira, prosecutors wanted more than that. let's manning the maximum sentence according to lind would have been 90 years. the prosecutes asked for 60. [ technical difficulties ] >> and an altruist in the name of transparency. some 700,000 documents were leaked, among them, richel as you know that video of the attack on 11 individuals who ended up being non-combatant. a mistake on the part of these pilots, he has a camera slung over his arm, did one of the journalists. that video, while the advocates bradley manning. there are protests already being planned throughout the course of the day. one outside the white house this evening who say he is being unjustly maligned. these charges are totally unjustified. they put him on something of a pedestal, although it has to be noted as far as the american public see what the impact of a case like this will be. thank you so much. >> okay. >>> there are calls for an i
. hassan was his own attorney. he indicated from the beginning that he wanted to die. one by one relatives of those massacred took the stand to talk of his loss. >> my father will never come home, his laughter to our ears, his smile to our eyes, but justice is now here. >> reporter: heidi zhou castro, al jazeera, fort hood. >> and nidal is the first u.s. soldier to receive the death penalty since 1961. well, it was a day of reflection and remembrance at the mall in washington. many gathered to celebrate the event. >>> it's a wage war as fast food workers walk out on their employers. police in new york are keeping at least a dozen mosques under surveillance. we'll explain why and what it means for people who attend them. my name is jonathan betz. i'm from dallas, texas, and i'm an anchor for al jazeera america. >>my name is ranjani chakraborty, i'm from houston, texas. >>i'm kim bondy. >>nicole deford. >>and i'm from new orleans. >>san francisco, california. when i was a little kid, i just really loved the news. >>news was always important in my family. >>i knew as a kid that was exactly w
. major hassan faces the death penalty if convicted. he admitted in 2009, he opened fire on hundreds of soldiers at the texas based, killing 13. the obama administration has classified the crime as a workplace shooting in order that hassan have full rights as a defendant. those injuries are angry because the classification means they are not eligible for purple hearts. >> the mother of bradley manning had a message for her son, "never give up hope." he is facing as long as 136 years in prison for disclosing secret u.s. documents. 59-year-old susan manning from wales is divorced from manning's father. she told the daley mail that she considers her son her superman and said one day he would be free. >> >> international business times said it is buying "news week" from the aaic interactive corporation. fews week last publicked in 2012 and has since become part of the daily beast website >> fans of jerry garcia gathered in san francisco to remember the man who helped to create the grateful dead. 11th annual jerry day concert brought musicians together with memories. garcia lived in the e
13 u.s. soldiers, injured more than 30 others. the suspect, army psychiatrist nadal hassan delivered opening arguments, spoke briefly for two minutes, said the evidence will clearly show i am the shooter. the dead bodies will show that war is an ugly thing. there's death and destruction and devastation for both sides. that is for both friend and foe. then he said we, the mujahideen are imperfect muslims trying to establish the perfect religion in the land of the supreme god. the other interesting thing about this, greg, not only that we even have to go through this at all, remember it was categorized by the united states government and obama administration as workplace violence rather than a terror attack. but he gets to cross examine victims. listen to one of them, staff sergeant howard ray. >> the truth of the matter is, i don't go a day without thinking about this. the impact that this terrorist act has on my life is huge. >> interesting to me how strong these victims are. i wish that i would be as strong in that. but he calls it a terrorist act, i wonder if that's on purpose to h
. >> military jury today convicted major hassan of premeditated murder dear in texas. jury took 6 thundershowers find him guilty of all 45 charges he faced. massacre left 13 people dead. 30 wondered it was the deadl deadliest attack on military base now faces the death sentence. hassan acted as own attorney during the trial but did he not call any witnesses or testify. >> military jury near seattle today sentenced army staff sergeant robert bale to life in prison without the possibility of parole for the march 2012 massacre of 16 afghan civilia civilians. >> jury chose the stiffest possible sentence after bale n june t8s this took the death penalty off the table. >> san diego mayor has agreed to step down from office over a sexual harassment scandal. city council voted 7-zero to accept the deal for bob filner resignation. brandy hit has more on today decision. >> that the point would i like to turn about. >> it's the end of the road for embattled san diego mayor bob filner. >> the mayor has rae signed effective on august 30. 2013. >> city has accepted the signe
president hassan rohani. but iran might mobilize it's other ally in the region, hezbollah. >> iran has limited impact to retaliate in a terror fashion. this is a natural response run prefers to use proxy groups in the form of terrorism, and an attack on israel is the likely expected reaction from the regime. >> reporter: the attacks could be launched on israel by hezbollah in the south of lebanon. it's known that they have rockets capable of hitting all the way here to tel aviv. that's a major israeli fear. a strike from america and its allies is on the cards. we just don't know when it might come. but as syria's ambassador to the u.n. said the country right now is in a state of war and preparing for the worse. >> that's john terrett reporting. bam as der. when you look at that bam and when you, might that be the reason why there has been hesitancy to get involved with syria. >> i don't think so at all. i think that if the united states wished to apply direct military force to take out the syrian air force, for example, it could do so. we face terrorist threats were hezbollah and iran
elizabeth. >> it could be. major nadal hassan sat motionless when he learned he was sentenced to death. he could be the nirns soldier killed in nearly 5 decades. but because they require a lengthy appeals process it could be years or more before he is put to death. through out the trial the army sipsychiatrist who did speak himself never denied being the gunman. in the rare time we heard him speak he said the shooting was an attempt to protect islamic insurgents from abroad from americans. troops were waiting to get final check upbefore deployment. they gave very personal testimony and accounts of what life had been like after the shooting. some were reacting last night. >> today a weight has been lifted off of my shoulder. he has been held accountable for his actions. and the panel gave him justice. >> the best thing is for that man is to be forgotten. we need your help with that. >> while his behavior sparked position that his ultimate goal is mart dim. the prosecutor on this case said quote he could never be a martyr. he has nothing to give. very intense. >> very good way to put it. not
fans can take a page from the business section. not very nice, though. >>> army major nidal hassan gunned down dozens of people at fort hood and now he wants to be the next to die. they want off the case because they say hassan himself wants to be executed. ed lavandera covering the court-martial in texas for us. ed, what is the very latest on this? >> good morning. we are waiting for court procedure proceedings to bedwgin this morning. this is after everything was dramatically shut down in the courtroom yesterday after the three attorneys that are essentially standing by major hassan's side, he is acting as his own attorney, but the military has invited three attorneys that help him guide through any legal procedural issues. they are not actually speaking in the courtroom because hasan has been doing it. those three attorneys started voicing concerns. hasan is trying to help the prosecution to ensure that he gets the death penalty and those attorneys don't feel like they can stand by and watch that happen. as soon as the attorney said that the judge shut everything down and put in
nuclear program. hassan rohani held his first news conference since taking office sunday. we have a report narrated by alex thomson of independent television news. >> reporter: "transparency" is a favorite rouhani buzzword, so he duly appeared in front of the packed media. the national anthem, prayers and the foreign media got down to business. iranian and foreign journalists asking about the nuclear deadlock on the anniversary of hiroshima. russia said today she wants talks next month. president rouhani says a deal is doable and doable soon if the west, as he put it, stops the threats and starts engagement. >> ( translated ): we are willing with seriousness and without time-wasting to enter serious and substantial negotiations with our counterparts. if our counterparts have the same willingness, i am certain that the concerns of both parties will through talks be eliminated, and in the not too distant future. the root of this achievement has to be discussions, not threats. that is the key to this issue. >> reporter: the man who spent years as a key iranian negotiator on the nuclear deadlo
psychiatrist nidal hassan told a military court, "i did it." catherine heenan tells us what happened at the start of his trial today. >> catherine: the fort hood shootings happened nearly four years ago at fort hood, texas. 13 people died. 32 others were injured -- after an army major due to deploy to afghanistan suddenly opened fire on his >>"all of a sudden we just somewhere and just, bow! bow! shooting everywhere." >> catherine: former soldier mick engnell was in this processing center when nidal began shooting. >> catherine: floor. >>"then all of a i saw a laser come across my eyes, and i looked over and saw him pointing a gun at me.and right at that time i tried shifting over. and it just felt like a baseball bat hit me right on the side of my neck and then blood went everywhere." >> catherine: for other victims the physical scars are fading, unseen injuries linger. >>"since the shooting, i don't know what happened, but my short term memory is just non-existent." >> catherine: 42-year-old hasan is himself paralyzed from the waist down after being shot by army civilian police. >
. this morning, after the fort hood shooing the trial of nadal hassan is set to begin. many of the wounded taking the witness stand will have to go face to face with hasan as he has opted to face himself. >>> closing arguments in a a while trooil on monday. the two-month trial was full of outbursts. >>> a new poll shows marijuana use among young people has declined. use among older adults continue to climb. >>> and we all know drinking and driving can be deadly. but a new study shows drinking and walking can be just as fatal. the national highway safe ta traffic administration says a third of pedestrians killed has blood alcohol levels over the legal limit. >>> and the september issue of "o" magazine shows a striking image of oprah winfrey. she dawned a 3-pound wig. >>> now we turn to a look at new business news. >>> jeff bezos is buying "the washington post" for $250 million. bezos says this is a personal acquisition and the post will remain separate from amazon. he tells readers he's going to strive to protect the journalistic tradition. >>> gm is knocking $5,000 off the chevy volt. they have b
it derailed. >>> the sentencing phase for convicted fort hood shooter nadal hassan, who is representing himself, will either get life in prison or the death penalty for his shooting spree that killed 13 people. >>> after a bloody violent summer chicago is going back to school, but trouble looks like it might never let up on the city streets. to protect the school children mayor rame mal ham emmanuel created safety routes. in a community that is suffering extreme hopeless ness already. [ sirens ] >> the police. >> reporter: in response to a record-breaking gun violence i in 2012, rahm emmanuel assign police to the violent areas of the city. >> we developed our strategies and we ployments based on where crime is ha happening. >> reporter: the man in charge of the implementing is the chief of police. >> are you worried that when weather gets warmer that violence will go up, and how will the department prepare for that. >> the answer to that question is no, we don't have a different strategy for the summer, but we'll be doing more of the same things we've been doing. operation impact, our g
by a scandal set off by his wife as murder i've british businessman. the sentences face for hassan is underway. huh shann is the gunman responsible for the fort hoot shooting rampage in november 2009. he was found guilty on friday on 13 counts of murder. and 32 counts of attempted murder. a military jury will hear impact statements from victims families over the new few days. meantime, george zimmerman is asking the state of florida to cover some of his legal fees, a lawyer for the neighborhood watch volunteer plans to file a motion to cover between $20,300,000 of legal fees, the 29-year-old was acquitted of all charges including seconds degree murder in the fatal shooting of unarmed team treyvon martin in florida. thieves of being blamed in mexico's debtsly train crash where officials say the train derailed because of the track had be been stolen at least six people were killed when they hitched a right on the train. 250 migrants were hoping to reach the u.s. in search of a better life. the japanese government says it will take charge of to dismantle and did he con damn nate severely damaged
hassan was sentenced to death. the jury came back with the maximum penalty. >>> a montana judge has apologized for saying a 14-year-old rape victim was as much in control of the situation as her rapist. that is hard to believe. but the teen committed suicide a few years after that rape and the judge now says his comments were demeaning to all women but he actually stands by the 30 day sentence that he gave the rapist. now the victim's mother is still, like much of us, in disbelief. >> i was horrified. i don't believe in justice anymore. it was a joke. >> a protest outside of the courthouse is scheduled for later today. >>> a multiple tractor trailer, or several of them, in fact, and cars, they were involved in this, check it out, fiery crash in western ohio late last night. an inferno erupted on interstate 75 causing police to close all lanes. two people died in that wreck. >> here's a talker, an albino alligator is receiving the spa treatment by getting acupuncture to relief his pain. i didn't even know that existed. but zoo workers say the gator has shown improvement since beginni
major nidal hassan is representing himself there is a team of military lawyers to assist if he requests it. but a lawyer said he's trying to get the death penalty and argued the legal team should not be required to take part in that. >>> overseas authorities in yemen say they will foiled an al qaeda plot to seize key cities, blow up pipelines and disrupt oil trade. concern about stepped-up al qaeda activity in yemen is reportedly behind the u.s. decision to evacuate most of its em ba si personnel there and increase drone strikes including another one today that left seven dead. >>> in kenya today a massive fire tore through the nairobi airport, one of the largest aviation hubs in africa. it started small but with a shortage of equipment to fight it, the blaze soon roared out of control forcing the airport to close and dozens of flights to be cancelled. no apparent terrorist connection and, surprisingly, no serious injuries there. >>> back home, former president george w. bush was released from a texas hospital today, a day after a stent was inserted to open a clogged artery in his heart
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